Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:04:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 Hack an HC SR04 to a 3 pin sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-an-HC-SR04-to-a-3-pin-sensor/
Hack an HC SR04 to a 3 pin sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SMALL.jpg robobot3112 I hope you all have heard of that expensive-but-awesome parallax ping))) sensor. I cannot buy one of them it blasts my budget into tiny little pieces of debris floating around (30$ i mean). So what do you do? literally hack your problems into pieces. So guys with the hcsr04 if you are like me ponder...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:56:07 PDT
Small Temperature and Lightness Sensor Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Temperature-and-Lightness-Sensor-Shield/
Small Temperature and Lightness Sensor Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/PNEP/ICNNI7WY/FAKPNEPICNNI7WY.SMALL.jpg ohneschuh For my wifi weather station (Arduino + ESP8266) I need an temperature and lightness sensor shield. Therefore I designed the following one.I will publish the whole weather station later, too. Actually I'm still working on the software. But the last step shows a picture of the final design. Parts T...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:04:26 PDT
Hydroponic Greenhouse Monitoring and Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponic-Greenhouse-Monitoring-and-Control-Syste/
Hydroponic Greenhouse Monitoring and Control System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/G8G5/INS17FMT/F54G8G5INS17FMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/G8G5/INS17FMT/F54G8G5INS17FMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/G8G5/INS17FMT/F54G8G5INS17FMT.SMALL.jpg dwest88 In this instructable, I will show you how to construct a hydroponic greenhouse monitoring and control system. I will show you the components chose, a wiring diagram of how the circuit was constructed, and the Arduino sketch used to program the Seeeduino Mega 2560. I will also post a few videos at th...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 10:43:54 PDT
FSR Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/FSR-Tutorial/
FSR Tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a Force Sensitive Resistor? FSRs are sensors that allow you to detect physical pressure, squeezing and weight. They are simple to use and low cost. FSR's are basically a resistor that changes its resistive value (in ohms) depending on how much its pressed. These sensors are fairly low cos...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:06:01 PDT
Air Pollution Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Pollution-Detector/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 22:57:03 PDT
Basics of Thermal Imaging http://www.instructables.com/id/Basics-of-Thermal-Imaging/
Basics of Thermal Imaging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/7S8Z/IK0EZSRH/FOS7S8ZIK0EZSRH.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 If you've ever wanted to have "heat sensing vision," look no further! Thermal cameras are becoming cheaper and easier to use, which means they're more documented and accessible for hobbyists. In this Instructable, I'll provide an introduction to the physics behind thermography and few basic sensors ...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:39:07 PST
Temperature/Humidity Sensor + Arduino + LabVIEW Data Acquisition http://www.instructables.com/id/TemperatureHumidity-Sensor-Arduino-LabVIEW-Data-Ac/
Temperature/Humidity Sensor + Arduino + LabVIEW Data Acquisition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/X5KR/HRBNCTEE/FCAX5KRHRBNCTEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/X5KR/HRBNCTEE/FCAX5KRHRBNCTEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/X5KR/HRBNCTEE/FCAX5KRHRBNCTEE.SMALL.jpg UHMC HAESH This tutorial will explain step-by-step on how to set up your SHT15 (temperature/humidity) sensor for data acquisition using Arduino. The tutorial further explains how LabVIEW will be used to collect the sensed data to provide numerical and graphic representation. What you will need: SHT15 ...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:37:02 PST
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-FSR/
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/QQ2O/FI8VJQH2/FCSQQ2OFI8VJQH2.SMALL.jpg kylemcdonald Make a force sensitive resistor (a pressure sensor) with spare parts instead of spending $5 - $20 each. Materials ToolsSoldering ironHot glue gunKnife/razorWire cutterComponentsSolderHot glueOne-sided copper PCBConductive foamWireThe foamConductive foam is what microcontrollers generally come pac...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:18:29 PDT
DIY Touch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Touch-Sensor/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:34:20 PST
Arduino - Ultrasonic Sensor with LED's and buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Distance-Sensor-with-LEDs-and-buzzer/
Arduino - Ultrasonic Sensor with LED's and buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SMALL.jpg RuiSantos Hi guys this is my first tutorial, I've just started a few months ago learning electronics (previously I've just knew how to program in C and Python). When I finished this project (took me about 5 hours or something) I've decided to share to help anyone that is starting in electronics. What’s this ...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:48:25 PST
Infrared Sensor Guided Arduino Controlled L293D Robot ( Part 2 ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-L293D-Robot-Part-2-Infrared-Sensor/
Infrared Sensor Guided Arduino Controlled L293D Robot ( Part 2 ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/F5VF/H4AGJ5X2/FNAF5VFH4AGJ5X2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/F5VF/H4AGJ5X2/FNAF5VFH4AGJ5X2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/F5VF/H4AGJ5X2/FNAF5VFH4AGJ5X2.SMALL.jpg NIkheel94 Here is part 2 of the Arduino controlled L293D Robot.Part 2 includes Infrared Sensors.This is part of a series of instructables leading to a Line follower Robot.QRD1114 Infrared Sensor connected to Arduino Wiring the Infrared Sensor to the Arduino Negative from the IR Sensor connects to Negative...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:46:00 PDT
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 PDT
Waterproof a LM35 Temperature Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-a-LM35-Temperature-Sensor/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:30:40 PDT
Smoke 'Detector' http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Detector/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:30 PDT
LM35 Temperature Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/LM35-Temperature-Sensor/
LM35 Temperature Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/N15A/HV2AIII5/FHCN15AHV2AIII5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/N15A/HV2AIII5/FHCN15AHV2AIII5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/N15A/HV2AIII5/FHCN15AHV2AIII5.SMALL.jpg innovativetom “Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language”. Using the Arduino I will show you how to get the...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 20:16:05 PDT
Monitoring residential water usage by reading municipal water meter with Hall effect sensor + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Monitoring-residential-water-usage-by-reading-muni/
Monitoring residential water usage by reading municipal water meter with Hall effect sensor + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QN4Q/H673C1KE/F7YQN4QH673C1KE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QN4Q/H673C1KE/F7YQN4QH673C1KE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QN4Q/H673C1KE/F7YQN4QH673C1KE.SMALL.jpg Gregory0 If you'd like to monitor your water usage, as part of a DIY smart home automation and monitoring project, then this instructable might help you to achieve that goal. The solution described here is non-invasive, uses your existing municipal water meter, and the total project cost can be kept under $5...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:59:26 PDT
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power http://www.instructables.com/id/External-Sensors-Charging-w-Android-USB-aka-Micro-/
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SMALL.jpg edward_Valarm **Update: The article below is from our legacy Android app! Valarm is Industrial IoT. We'll help you, your teams, and your business with Industrial IoT applications using Valarm Tools Cloud.We recommend using GSM, WiFi, or ethernet connector devices / sensors hubs with any sensors since they're much...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:15:54 PDT
Building a Capacitive Liquid Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Capacitive-Liquid-Sensor/
Building a Capacitive Liquid Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/AQCA/G2WLYDKE/FJ9AQCAG2WLYDKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/AQCA/G2WLYDKE/FJ9AQCAG2WLYDKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/AQCA/G2WLYDKE/FJ9AQCAG2WLYDKE.SMALL.jpg VadimS      A capacitive liquid sponsor relies on the fact the the capacitance or charge between 2 metal plates will change (in this case increase) depending on what material is between them.      This allows us to create a level sensor that is safe for use with any liquid, this one will be used in a buggy...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2009 18:18:20 PST
Dark Sensor with LDR, transistor and a LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensor-with-LDR-transistor-and-a-LED/
Dark Sensor with LDR, transistor and a LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/AQUZ/HHS9SFL3/F7RAQUZHHS9SFL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/AQUZ/HHS9SFL3/F7RAQUZHHS9SFL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/AQUZ/HHS9SFL3/F7RAQUZHHS9SFL3.SMALL.jpg Ricardo Tech You wan't do a dark sensor with a LDR, one transistor and one LED and you don't know how to do it? In this small tutorial I will explain to you how you can do that even if you know only the basics of electronic. Parts you need: 1 Breadboard; 1 Power source of 12v; 1 Transistor (in this case we use...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:16:20 PDT
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Detector-with-Sensitivity-Control-No/
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SMALL.jpg WolfKodi Light detectors are one of the most popular sensor and they are commonly found in many real-world applications. They are widely used by electronic hobbyists and projects because they are practical and intriguing yet surprising easy to construct. This instructable will guide and show you how easy it ...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:04:32 PDT
How to Measure AC Current using Hall Effect Sensor with Arduino or other common Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-AC-Current-using-Hall-Effect-Sensor/
How to Measure AC Current using Hall Effect Sensor with Arduino or other common Microcontrollers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/BRTG/I1941A6P/FEEBRTGI1941A6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/BRTG/I1941A6P/FEEBRTGI1941A6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/BRTG/I1941A6P/FEEBRTGI1941A6P.SMALL.jpg e024576 Please see a new simpler approach hereObjective: This Instructable shows how making an interface box that, when spliced into an extension cord, allows common microcontrollers like Arduino to measure AC current as a DC voltage signal proportional to AC current. My specific application is measuring r...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:22:38 PDT
Wiring a Dusk to Dawn Photocell Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-a-Dusk-to-Dawn-Photocell-Sensor/
Wiring a Dusk to Dawn Photocell Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/2LQ6/HMMF6LIH/FYZ2LQ6HMMF6LIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/2LQ6/HMMF6LIH/FYZ2LQ6HMMF6LIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/2LQ6/HMMF6LIH/FYZ2LQ6HMMF6LIH.SMALL.jpg graydog111 I bought a photocell sensor on eBay after learning Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart were either out of stock on them or did not carry them.  No problem, I thought, 3 wires and it should come with instructions.  It arrived, but with no instructions except on the little plastic part (see second photo). ...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 06:25:06 PDT
Arduino Soil Moisture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Soil-Moisture-Sensor/
Arduino Soil Moisture Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/4GS3/HWNUKSZK/FCL4GS3HWNUKSZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/4GS3/HWNUKSZK/FCL4GS3HWNUKSZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/4GS3/HWNUKSZK/FCL4GS3HWNUKSZK.SMALL.jpg innovativetom ***Edit***Please use resistors when connecting the LEDs to your Arduino!***Edit***In this instructable I will show you how to connect the an Arduino Nano and a moisture sensor. The information will then be displayed with 5 LEDs. This is very easy build and I would class it as a beginner project. ...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:07:18 PDT
Environmental Alert System http://www.instructables.com/id/Environmental-Alert-System/
Environmental Alert System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8WCQ/ICBRYXTF/FHO8WCQICBRYXTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8WCQ/ICBRYXTF/FHO8WCQICBRYXTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8WCQ/ICBRYXTF/FHO8WCQICBRYXTF.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 What's that smell? It's noxious gas of course! If you're in an environment where there's a possibility of gaseous release of which you'd rather not breathe, why not build an automatic system for sensing and alerting you? The design for the Environmental Alert System is driven by my motivation to u...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:22:31 PDT
Metal Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Detector/
Metal Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/8NB7/IC0VG199/FMS8NB7IC0VG199.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/8NB7/IC0VG199/FMS8NB7IC0VG199.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/8NB7/IC0VG199/FMS8NB7IC0VG199.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Why not uncover the lost of treasures of bygone civilizations, (or perhaps forgotten goods from a beachside party) with your very own metal detector? In this Instructable, I'll show you how to build a metal detector that not only sounds when you've discovered something, but lights up as well! Usin...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:41:22 PDT
HestiaPi - Open Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/HestiaPi-Open-Smart-Thermostat/
HestiaPi - Open Smart Thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SMALL.jpg gulliverrr /* First instructable here, so be nice :) */Okay, there are too many open source home automations out there but whenever I tried to look into making any of these I ended up with a bitter taste because of one or a few of the following reasons: The software part was open but the hardwa...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:54:34 PDT
How to Build an E-waste Watering Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-E-waste-Watering-Can/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 21:34:55 PDT
Ultrasonic distance meter with LCD display on Arduino UNO http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-distance-meter-with-LCD-display-on-Ardu/
Ultrasonic distance meter with LCD display on Arduino UNO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/LIRH/IA81MO8R/FY1LIRHIA81MO8R.SMALL.jpg techrm In this tutorial we are going to see a different use of the HC-SR04 ultrasonic module. This module is often used on robots and toy cars to locate obstacles but it can be used to measure distances as well. Distances measured by the HC-SR04 will be shown on our beloved LCD 16x2 display. Take a look at...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:26:01 PDT
PIR Motion Activated Audio Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/PIR-Motion-Activated-Audio-Switch/
PIR Motion Activated Audio Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/MHJS/I9YRR7KN/FGBMHJSI9YRR7KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/MHJS/I9YRR7KN/FGBMHJSI9YRR7KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/MHJS/I9YRR7KN/FGBMHJSI9YRR7KN.SMALL.jpg Dustin Rogers A friend of mine reached out on social media asking if anyone knew of a product that would play audio from a TV only when someone was watching it. She was wanting to put a looping video in a lobby, but didn't want the redundancy of the audio playing all day long. After searching for a while online f...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 22:31:46 PDT
Make An Simple Motion Sensor Light! (PIR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Simple-Motion-Sensor-Light-PIR/
Make An Simple Motion Sensor Light! (PIR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/AWCO/I9FGX83U/FHMAWCOI9FGX83U.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Make an Small & Simple Motion Sensing Light with Less Hassle and Less Components.A Beginner Could Also Make This.A Simple Understanding of how transistor works and knowledge of Anode and Cathode is only needed so Make it Tension Free!:)I Now Accept Custom Jobs too , Therefore if you have a Design in...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 02:28:19 PDT
Basic (Qualitative) Use of a Thermal Imager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Use-of-a-Thermal-Imager/
Basic (Qualitative) Use of a Thermal Imager. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/R0M1/IOEKJ57G/F47R0M1IOEKJ57G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/R0M1/IOEKJ57G/F47R0M1IOEKJ57G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/R0M1/IOEKJ57G/F47R0M1IOEKJ57G.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Ah! A thermal image of my morning cup of tea. That image shows heat emitted doesn't it? I took that image using my Seek Thermal XR camera. This an entry level microbolometer, or in lay person's terms: a thermal imager.I felt it necessary to post this instructable to let folks know some capabilities ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 05:34:31 PDT
Low cost WIFI temperature (DS18B20) data logger based on ESP8266 with connectivity to thingspeak.com http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-WIFI-temperature-data-logger-based-on-ESP/
Low cost WIFI temperature (DS18B20) data logger based on ESP8266 with connectivity to thingspeak.com - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0AZ6/I4CMNUIA/F840AZ6I4CMNUIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0AZ6/I4CMNUIA/F840AZ6I4CMNUIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/0AZ6/I4CMNUIA/F840AZ6I4CMNUIA.SMALL.jpg ok1cdj Temperature data logger based on ESP8266 and DS18B20 1-Wire temperature sensor.Just only $5 ESP-01 board and DS18B20 sensor.Software is written in LUA language and is running directly in ESP8266.No other MCU needed! Part list ESP-01 board - eBay DS18B20 Step down voltage converter min....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:22:20 PST
Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-Station/
Weather Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/PAMH/I99R1UYX/F14PAMHI99R1UYX.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Take back the power of weather forecasting from your local weatherman and begin your own foray into the world of amateur meteorology and citizen science with your very own DIY weather station and data logger. In this Instructable, I'll show you how I designed and built a weather station around the I...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:55:06 PDT
Make the general dc motor into a load sensor using microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-the-general-dc-motor-into-a-load-sensor-using/
Make the general dc motor into a load sensor using microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/KFBE/I8BGIGS8/F2LKFBEI8BGIGS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/KFBE/I8BGIGS8/F2LKFBEI8BGIGS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/KFBE/I8BGIGS8/F2LKFBEI8BGIGS8.SMALL.jpg anirban63 this project is meant to read data for sensor. load on the motor is proportional to the change in the internal resistance of the motor. here a dc permanent magnet motor is taken and the values from potential divider circuit is obtained.. Theorey and things you need This project works on the pheno...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:45:31 PDT
Fiber-Optic Jungle Insect Traffic Taster http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Jungle-Insect-Traffic-Taster/
Fiber-Optic Jungle Insect Traffic Taster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/DYDE/I7MXBCV5/FWQDYDEI7MXBCV5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/DYDE/I7MXBCV5/FWQDYDEI7MXBCV5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/DYDE/I7MXBCV5/FWQDYDEI7MXBCV5.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Here’s a device that can sense the movement of tiny animals simultaneously in several different parts of the rainforest and then shares this information in realtime by stimulating your tongue!This how-to article will show you how you can build: Fiber Optic Insect Sensors Conductive Threa...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:48:06 PDT
Automatic Streetlight System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Streetlight-System/
Automatic Streetlight System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SMALL.jpg ManishVarma This doesn't needs manual operation for switching ON and OFF. When there is a need of light it automatically switches ON. When darkness rises to a certain level then sensor circuit gets activated and switches ON and when there is other source of light i.e. daytime, the street light gets OFF. The ...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:24:17 PDT
everyday dinner for lovers http://www.instructables.com/id/everyday-dinner-for-lovers/
everyday dinner for lovers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/GX94/I5P7JLOA/FPUGX94I5P7JLOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/GX94/I5P7JLOA/FPUGX94I5P7JLOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/GX94/I5P7JLOA/FPUGX94I5P7JLOA.SMALL.jpg Mimikry fast-prepared, spicy and inexpensive but most important: it says "i love you"surprise your sweetheart even on a stressy workingday!Just fancy up a good and proper everday meal!This one is quite hot, hearty and self-created - with love, of course -Crispy sausage hearts with spicy Jalapeño-sauce in a ...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:02:19 PST
Sound-Find Your Phone at Night http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Find-Your-Phone-at-Night/
Sound-Find Your Phone at Night - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/30XS/I5LB0K05/FM830XSI5LB0K05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/30XS/I5LB0K05/FM830XSI5LB0K05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/30XS/I5LB0K05/FM830XSI5LB0K05.SMALL.jpg ShakeTheFuture This project is similar to Sound activated Light for the Clock, but this time we use a mobile phone.Are you a person who likes to check the mobile phone during the night?Checking what time it is?Writing down a million dollar idea?Sometimes it's not easy to find the phone in the dark. You know it's o...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:44:05 PST
Anachronistic Audio: Radiation Windchimes http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Radiation-Windchimes/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:52:29 PST
Garage Door Does Not Close http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Door-Does-Not-Close/
Garage Door Does Not Close - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/RPJK/GLWQVOMN/FMGRPJKGLWQVOMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/RPJK/GLWQVOMN/FMGRPJKGLWQVOMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/RPJK/GLWQVOMN/FMGRPJKGLWQVOMN.SMALL.jpg Phil B It was late in the evening.  My wife had just come home.  The garage door did not want to close when she pressed the button on the remote.  It had worked just fine a few hours earlier.  My tools are in the garage.  Leaving it open all night is not an option.   Force it to close? This is the hard ...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2011 06:00:47 PDT
Modify $15 SimpliSafe entry sensor as a wired switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-15-SimpliSafe-entry-sensor-as-a-wired-switc/
Modify $15 SimpliSafe entry sensor as a wired switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/SMGU/I4E65U75/FEHSMGUI4E65U75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/SMGU/I4E65U75/FEHSMGUI4E65U75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/SMGU/I4E65U75/FEHSMGUI4E65U75.SMALL.jpg mbeckman The SimpliSafe (SS) security system consists of a wireless hub controller and a number of battery-powered wireless sensors, all communicating over a Z-wave network. One sensor in particular is very inexpensive, the $15 "Entry Sensor" wireless magnetic switch. The sensor consists of the sensor module...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:02:22 PST
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips http://www.instructables.com/id/Networked-Cosmic-Ray-Detector-Feel-Radiation-on-yo/
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/953A/I3WWQ1DJ/FRL953AI3WWQ1DJ.SMALL.jpg physicsenthusiast *Update (12/23)*: Just entered the "protected" competition- protect yourself from radiation and vote for me :) Thanks Note: This is my very first Instructable! I will be very responsive to feedback on how to improve the project description below, so please let me know.In this tutorial, you will lear...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:45:36 PST
Your Own Color Sensor using LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Own-Color-Sensor-using-LEDs/
Your Own Color Sensor using LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/3BYU/I1560BNO/F0K3BYUI1560BNO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/3BYU/I1560BNO/F0K3BYUI1560BNO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/3BYU/I1560BNO/F0K3BYUI1560BNO.SMALL.jpg electro18 Did you know that you can make a "cheap" but effective color sensor using some basic components? This super-easy instructable will guide you to make your own color sensor using a bunch of LEDs and an LDR.I've managed to make a well arranged, compact , enhanced and relatively thin sensor ( PCB Versio...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:37:37 PDT
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Fluid-Level-Sensor/
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SMALL.jpg dragonator For the next spring I plan to make a fully automatic hydroponic setup. While spring is over 6 months away from now (it is pretty much autumn right now), there is still plenty to do. One of the things I need for automation is a water level sensor, so the system knows how much water is in the system (...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:17:25 PDT
Everything you need to know about colour sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-colour-sensors/
Everything you need to know about colour sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/FXM1/I138HUA3/FIIFXM1I138HUA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/FXM1/I138HUA3/FIIFXM1I138HUA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/FXM1/I138HUA3/FIIFXM1I138HUA3.SMALL.jpg AlfredH1 This instructable describes a week-long project on colour sensors, their properties and their interaction with arduino. The sensors we worked with included:Sparkfun ADJD-S311-CR999 (Retired): https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/10701 (available in fritzing)Adafruit TCS34725: http://www.adafrui...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:06:42 PDT
Ultrasonic Spider-Sense http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Spider-Sense/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:33:49 PDT
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Photodiode-Geiger-Counter/
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SMALL.jpg JamecoElectronics Build a DIY geiger counter that uses a PIN photodiode as a substitute for an expensive Geiger-Mueller tube. It detects alpha and beta radiation particles. The circuit is soldered onto a small protoboard and everything is placed in an aluminum enclosure. Copper tubing and a piece of aluminum foil is ...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:15 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SMALL.jpg intensePancake IntroductionIn recent years, portable sensor devices have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to give you instant, accurate information about your local environment. Some of these devices include the Sensordrone, Smart Citizen, and the Storm Tag. These devices combine portability and a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Tilt-Sensor/
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SMALL.jpg tamberg How to build a DIY 3D tilt sensor Bluetooth HID controller Fun, educational to build, and a bit like magic. Check this video of the DIY 3D tilt sensor hooked up to Philips Hue. The project is designed to be made in a FabLab (Zürich represent!) with a laser cutter, a 3D printer and a soldering iron....
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:26:21 PDT
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
Sous Vide Oven Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SMALL.gif 24Eng Instead of cutting apart a perfectly good Crock Pot this build will show you how to build a controller your appliance you can plug into. This modular approach means you do not need to buy a second appliance. If you have an old rice cooker in the cabinet you can make it a sous vide oven.The tricky p...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT